Showing posts with label africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label africa. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2016

No more child marriage in Simbabwe

 Wow great move from the Simbawian government, this is the way to go Africa! Girls need to go to school so they have the chance to be independent. No great society can succeed without educated men and women!

 Zimbabwe’s highest court outlawed marriage for any person under the age of 18 on Wednesday. The decision is a victory for gender equality and anti-poverty efforts. The nation’s Constitutional Court made this ruling in a case brought by two women who were forced into child marriages. Both claim the early marriage restricted their access to education and sentenced them to a life of poverty.

Zimbabwe currently has a high rate of child marriage, with some estimates saying 21% of children are married before their 18th birthday. The majority of those children are girls. Across the African continent there are an estimated 14 million under-age girls married each year. Child marriage is a major obstacle to the development of girls and eventually communities. These early marriages often keep girls out of school and the workforce and, therefore, reliant on their husbands.

The scourge of child and early forced marriages (known by policy makers as CEFM) has kept millions and millions of people in poverty. The victory in Zimbabwe is a big step towards creating gender equality and ending extreme poverty, and is hopefully a sign that African nations are taking this issue more seriously. The African Union held its first major summit on the issue last year, calling for nations to enact and enforce laws protecting children. This is an especially important call in the wake of UNICEF predicting that without a change in laws and enforcement, child marriages on the continent will double by 2050. Source: Global Citizen

Friday, January 8, 2016

Introducing: Republic of Benin

There is so much we don't know about the different African Nations, thats why I'm very thankful about the videos from Youtuber Paul BarbatoGeography Now! attemps to cover profiles on every single country of the world. They do it in a alphabetically order. There last video was about Chad.
   I learned so much about many african countrys such as Botswana, Burkina Faso and Chad. In this series he describes the national flag, the location, the landscape the demographics and the relation to other country. I really appreciate his efforts.
As I introduced Beninese singer Sessime I fell the urge to find out more about the country of Benin so I came across the videos of Paul Barbato.

 Here is the video he made about Benin Watch and learn as I did :)

I will be posting more of his videos mainly about African Countries but I plan to combine it with an indigenous famous person mostly music artist.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Africa for Norway - A charity organization

Africa has seen it all. If Western industrial nations, especially in the Christmas season is raising money for Africa, Africa is represented very needy and weak. Children without clothes, skinny kids, slams, very poor hygiene supplies and so much more.
We have heard so many "well-intentioned" Songs for Africa, "We Are The World" "Do they not its christmas."
The Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund has now turned the picture! This time africa helps an industrial nation. Here is their brief description of the video:
Imagine if every person in Africa saw the "Africa for Norway" video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway?
If we say Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, crime or AIDS? No wonder, because in fundraising campaigns and media that's mainly what you hear about.
The pictures we usually see in fundraisers are of poor African children. Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls for action. But while these images can engage people in the short term, we are concerned that many people simply give up because it seems like nothing is getting better. Africa should not just be something that people either give to, or give up on.
The truth is that there are many positive developments in African countries, and we want these to become known. We need to change the simplistic explanations of problems in Africa. We need to educate ourselves on the complex issues and get more focus on how western countries have a negative impact on Africa's development. If we want to address the problems the world is facing we need to do it based on knowledge and respect.
The video was posted on 16 Published November and now has over a million views.
What do you think about the idea? I think the idea is great, the video is to show the rich countries that Africa is not all that weak and hopeless as it is portrayed in the media. Many things are changing day by day on this great continent! Africa and its inhabitants would do very well if the progresses would be more mentioned in the media. Good work Bos and Sis!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Music# Keche - Aluguntugui and Sokode

Keche - Aluguntugui

I don't know this ghananian musician before, but I like his music!

Keche - Sokode

A very popular dance style from Ghana is called Azonto, I love to dance it, it really looks nice. May be next time I will post a video that will show me dancing Azonto? Time will show :)

p.s. Sokode is my place of birth, but the town is not in Ghana.
A little quiz: Where am I from?

The first to find out is referred in my next music post and may choose a song.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Europaen subsidy and how it affects africa!

Hello dear readers, this sunday I want do use to talk about a massive problem in africa, even if I mention only senegal and mauritania, the problem still concern all african nations! So enjoy and share your thoughts about it!
Anyone who buys in Senegal finds in the markets hardly local fruits and vegetables: the tomatoes come from Italy, the potatoes and onions from Holland. In the shops it is similar: There is milk powder imported from Europe.
In Africa, where 85 percent of the population live on agriculture and livestock farming, local milk producers don't sell their milk anymore because the imported milk powder is much cheaper. The reason is the subsidy policy of the European Union.
The fishermen of Africa suffer. Once a time they went out to sea and came back with rich booty. But today there is hardly anything to catch. The waters off Mauritania and Senegal are fished by large factory ships, which set off from Europe, Russia and Japan. The rights to fish off their coasts, were bought from the poor African countries - from the European Community. Because Senegalese fishermen can barely make money with fishing, many of them retool their boats and rent them to human traffickers to smuggle the refugees from West Africa to the Canary Islands. The images are known.
Anyone that has luck will survive the trip to hell, Who has better luck, get a Spanish passport and who has the perfect happiness, find a job. For example, as a sailor. On a Spanish factory ship that fishes off the coast of West Africa.
This is a devils circle that has its origins in the European subsidy practices.
Who is to blame? The European Union, which counteract the problem of overfishing of the own oceans, by buying fishing licenses for less money from African countries? Or African governments who value money more than the goods that nourish the people?

Share your thoughts!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

I love Vlisco

I'm in love! Yes, I'm in love with the new fabrics of Vlisco and I can not help it. A woman 's Dream!  I think I would buy the entire collection of Vlisco, if I had the money! Oooh, yes! Take a look at some examples and maybe you can understand me!

Other fabrics can be found on the website of Vlisco.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Music# Timaya was sexual abused?

Timaya, whose real name is Enetimi Alfrred Odom was born on 29. November 1977 in Bayelsa state. His mother, a trader, had  seven children with his father, who was by profession a banker. The father had with another woman eight more children.

At the age of 14 left, without money in his pocket, his parents' house. 'When I had nowhere to stay, I had to go and live with a woman friend who turned me into a prisoner. I had to live by her rules. I could not go anywhere until she Allows me to. I could never stay out until 7pm, or else I am in trouble. She was older than me by four years and I did not have a choice', says Timaya, 'Anytime I complain, she threatened to throw me out of her house. If I failed to make love to her, she would accuse me of sleeping with other ladies, and she will again threaten to throw my things out. that was when I was in Porthacourt then. It was not easy for me but, what could I do? It was when I was able to save some money to get another place that I was able to escape. "

Timaya then moves to Lagos, where he completes his educational career with a Secondary School Certificate at the Ikeja Grammar School in Lagos.

His mother wanted him to be, just like his father, a banker. But as he sings in a song from his album Gift & Grace ' book enter my head' So he turned to music. His musical career began in the Eedris Abdul Kareem band, according to him, Eedris was a good man, what he liked most about him, his faith in himself and that he can entertain people. However, he was not paid by Eedris, he got only once thousand naira. That he had not copied, Timaya says that his group would be well paid by him, because he knew that they also have to feed families.

His musical career began in the Eedris Abdul Kareem band. About Edris, he says that he was a good man, but he paid little in most cases even nothing. Then he took part in a talent contest, he did not win because he lost his voice.Trough a judge in this competition, he met with K-Solo, with whom he recorded his first song 'Timaya'. This song made ​​him famous. This was followed by concerts and lots of very successful songs like 'True Story', 'Plantain Boy ' and ' Dem Mama ', 'Ogologomma '. Timaya won 2008 and 2009 the African Hip Hop Awards for Best Dancehall Album.

Timaya is the proud father of a young daughter, Emmanuella. She was born on 05/21/2012 by his girlfriend, Barbara. He's not ready for marriage, he had indeed found a wife material in Barbara, but he wants to focus on the music, he said.

Timaya with his Girlfriend Barbara

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Without words :)

Painting# Majeshi

Hey Guys,
I present to you a great African artist name Majeshi. I think the pictures are very expressive and vibrant!
 I love them! 
HERE you will find more pictures!

Beauty is crazy

The first Day

Love to Dance

Sunday, June 3, 2012


If there is a Nollywood actress I really like then Funke Akindele, she was brilliant in Jenifa was funny in the music video of Wizkid "Pakurumo" . She was honored in 2009 as Best Actress in a Leading Role. Why such a successful woman decides to live polygamy? I know that in Africa, polygamy is not only tolerated but sometimes forced. Many families in Africa, suffer from polygamy, siblings are fighting to death, wifes hate each other passionately. I wonder why we stick to such values. Clearly outweigh the disadvantages. One can not give the men alone to blame, because often pushes the own mother that her son must marry another women. A man who is just making ends meet with what he earned, can not afford a second wife! If the second woman also gets children, then it is irresponsible in my opinion! Most children suffer in these circumstances because it will all be held on their backs. They have to starve, the atmosphere is usually aggressive, the Education is poor or not available, parents have no time for their children. There is an ongoing battle between the women competitors, who has the most children, who cooks the best, who provides the best sex, which is the most beautiful woman...

That's why I do not like polygamy! I believe that women like Funke Akindele should be a role model for us women. Are you grew up in a polygamous family, if so what experience you had? What reasons are there for polygamy?

Art# Joanna Misztal

This beautiful picture was painted by Joanna Misztal. It's called "Golden African Women" She has more pretty pictures that you can see here: Joanna Misztal

Just leave a comment!

Comedy# Basketmouth

Basket Mouth in one of his best videos Promote. This you have see!

Music# Senegal Youssou N'Dour & Rokia Traore

I love this song, it again reflects the beauty of Africa. If you close your eyes you can see the happy people, the wonderful Landscapes, the diverse culture just great. I love you Africa!

Just enjoy it!

Opinio# Afrika

Hello Dears,
I have a feeling that whenever an African country can boast a good political and economic stability, breaks as if from nowhere a small minority that wants independence with all the power or they feel discriminated and want new elections or an other government. This can be experienced in Sudan, Lybia, Mali, Ivory Coast etc.  Is it a curse or Africa or Africa is drawn by invisible ropes? Because at the end, we destroy what we have created with great effort and hardship, and so Africa can never be a vital role in the world play, a continent that is rich in mineral resources. If it were only the natural resources we should be as rich as Europe or North America.

What do you think about this problem?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Music# Anao Tiako รด - Melky

In Germany it is now summer, one of the best times in this mainly cold country. You meet people on the streets, in the cities, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream, or go swimming or just a long walk with your loved ones. A very nice time and this song from Madagascar fits beautifully. I love it although I do not understand a word, but it gives a good mood and a cozy feeling.

Just enjoy it

Opinion# Man buys his wife a N83m Rolls Royce as Birthday gift!

hello dear,
I have read this incredible message of and am more than amazed at the kind of great gift.A reader (Temi Doyin) mentioned my guess. On the other hand .. Guilt is all written on that gesture Definitely did something wrong .. lol
It smells like it or what do you think?

 Here you can read the article again